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Daring Summer: A Romantic Suspense Novel

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A hot summer beach—
A marriage gone wrong—
Daring eyes and daring love—
Betrayed by a secret passion.

A fast-paced novel that sparkles with passion, mystery and suspense. A perfect summer read, or cozy-by-the-fire adventure.
—Emma Sheffington

Kim feels trapped in a loveless marriage to a jealous, wealthy older man. He blames her for crippling him in an auto accident that
Kindle Edition, 284 pages
Published May 1st 2019 by Broadback
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Sassy Southern
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kim Ryan is married to Ben Maxwell and lately things have not been going well. Ben is older than Kim and constantly accusing her of cheating on him with her close friend Carl Lancer. When Ben makes a decision one night the results are devastating and now Kim finds herself more isolated than before.
On Kim’s birthday she meets a handsome stranger on the beach named Derek Gray who is a former
soldier that owns his own landscaping company. Kim is lonely for companionship and the two form a close bond
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
Daring Summer by Elyse Douglas is a well-crafted tale that will keep you reading as you need to know the outcome. This story aptly epitomize the saying by Confucius, ‘’before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves’’.

An interesting cast of characters that helped to drive the plot. It was fun getting to know each of them. Their thoughts and the events that drove their actions stood out making it easy to connect to them. Cheating in no form is justifiable, but I understood why Kim ended
Ruth Hill
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

This is the second book I have read by this author, and I want to begin by warning more sensitive readers concerning the content. There is no gratuitous violence in this book. There are also no graphic love scenes. However, the reader will encounter profanity and infidelity. While the story and book are well-written, just know this is not a cozy and/or sweet r
Donadee's Corner
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone of this genre
Recommended to Donadee's Corner by: Teddy Rose from Virtual Author Booktours
Elyse Douglas - Daring Summer - Reviewed 6/14/19
Love, betrayal, daring, summer fling that turns to True Love!

Kim falls in love with an older man that turns suspicious and vicious. After he tried to kill himself but yet survives as a cripple Kim finally realizes that he is incapable of love! Still, she tries to make him love her again and give their marriage another try. Kim is lonely as the cruelty, accusations, and animosity continue. While trying to keep her sanity she spent time alone on the
Shannon Buck
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love. Lust. Money. Revenge. What else could a person ask for in a good summer read? Maybe one or two other things, and you might just find those in this Daring Summer by Elyse Douglas as well.

Has there ever been a time in your life when you were completely happy, only to have the tables turned on you without any real warning?

Kim believed she had it all – a good life, a loving husband – until things changed. She’d hold on, though, hoping things would get back to normal. But would they?

After a tra
Rebecca Austin
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
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This was a super interesting read and won’t appeal to everyone because of the cheating aspect but I really enjoyed it and it definitely brought up some great moral dilemmas for Kim.

I really liked Kim and I hated how she found herself in a loveless marriage when she truly had good intentions and after the accident she was being pushed further and further away by Ben. I had no idea why she stayed with him after the things he did and that was the real fault I found with her. She was treated so bad
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2019
‘Daring Summer’ opens with Ben driving recklessly, with his wife, Kim asking him to slow down. He accuses her of having an affair and seems intent on killing both of them. He finally stops and Kim gets out of the car and walks. He races off but when Kim walks further up the road, she sees Ben’s car crashed and he is trapped inside.

Kim has thought about leaving Ben many times but hopes Ben will change. She wants their marriage to work. Now Ben is paralyzed and in a wheel chair and he blames her
Donna Thompson
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-read
Wow, what an absolutely fascinating read. What starts off as a simple forbidden romance turns into so much more. I haven't read this type of romantic suspense before, one that weaves between love, hate, revenge, fear, terror and loss, and then culminates in a gripping courtroom drama.

From the very beginning, I sympathized with Kim, whose utter despair and broken-heartedness bleeds through every page. When she first meets Derek, I didn't feel much for him and thought his feelings for Kim were sup
Penny Leidecker
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic page turner

This is my first book by Elyse Douglas and what a book it was. I was so engrossed in this book that I finished it in one day. Kim is married to the much older Ben. When Ben thinks Kim is having an affair,he drives recklessly and crashes, which results in him being paralyzed from the waist down. Kim got out of the car before the crash. Ben changes after the crash. He hardly has anything to do with his wife. Eight months after the crash, Kim meets Derek. They have an affair
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Daring Summer

Ben was so jealous of Kim that he constantly thought she was cheating even right before his eyes. Kim loved him and would not cheat. After an accident Ben became paralyzed from the waist down. Kim was in a prison so to speak taking care of Ben and nothing else. Later Kim met Derek on the beach. They fell in love. Ben knew and made it look like Kim was trying to kill him. In court the cook told on she seen a nurse plant the poison in Kim’s drawer. Kim was free and divorced Ben. Ben k
Jan 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: read other books first
Recommended to debbie by: Auto recommend based on other books
I came very close many times before I reached the halfway mark to just stop and read something else. Actually I did stop and read another book... I came back out of a lazy desire to give it one more shot because I have enjoyed everything else by this author.

It unfortunately in my opinion is not the best book by Elyse Douglas and I would hope if you are first exploring this author you do not begin here.

The first half of the book is a long and whiny road...
Oct 26, 2020 rated it liked it
I have read several Elyse Douglas books and enjoyed them all especially "The Summer Letters."..This one just wasn't as good as the others, for me anyway..I didn't care much for the characters and it was pretty much predictable...The first chapter drew me in right away but after that I was disappointed..
Sharon Keller
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great story. Lots of twists that kept me reading. Not a surprise ending but very pleasing.
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Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the husband and wife writing team of Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse began writing poems and short stories at an early age and graduated with a Master's Degree in English Literature. Douglas grew up in a family of musicians, astrologers, and avid readers. Some of Elyse Douglas' novels include: "Time Change," The Summer Letters," "Daring Summer," The ...more

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